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Katie

Hello! I am someone that loves to read. I love a story with strong, intelligent characters that have a strong will to fight and survive.

Peterborough, ON, Canada | Member Since 2008

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  • 3 reviews
  • 54 ratings
  • 438 titles in library
  • 22 purchased in 2014
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  • The Darkest Child

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Delores Phillips
    • Narrated By Lizzie Cooper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (99)

    Delores Phillips' heart-rending debut novel is set in 1950s Georgia where most of Rozelle Quinn's 10 children can pass as white. Her brightest child, Tangy Mae, however, has the darkest skin of them all, and she longs to continue her education. But Rozelle thinks it's time for 13-year-old Tangy Mae to follow in her own footsteps and earn money "cleaning for whites" and bedding men at the "Farmhouse."

    Alysia says: "Not really resolved!"
    "Incredible Story!"
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    The Darkest Child was an amazing story! I fell in love with the main character Tangy Mae as she fight to get an education despite the many obstacle around her. Tangy Mae is a character with incredible strength and drive, who loves her family and will do anything for them despite the cost. It is a story of racism, poverty, abuse and survival. I loved this book, as it was very well written. It told a story that kept your attention and left you wanting more.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Silver Star: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jeannette Walls
    • Narrated By Jeannette Walls
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (217)
    Performance
    (183)
    Story
    (180)

    It is 1970. "Bean" Holladay is 12 and her sister, Liz, is 15 when their artistic mother, Charlotte, a woman who flees every place she’s ever lived at the first sign of trouble," takes off to find herself." She leaves her girls enough money for food to last a month or two. But when Bean gets home from school one day and sees a police car outside the house, she and Liz board a bus from California to Virginia, where their widowed Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying antebellum mansion that’s been in the family for generations.

    Marci says: "Disappointing"
    "Okay story but a little disappointing!"
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    I did like this book but I loved Jeanette Walls' other books. This book was her first book of fiction and I felt the story was a little lacking. I can't really say why. It just left me wanting more. I had really high expectations for this book and it left me a little disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bastard Out of Carolina

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Dorothy Allison
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Evans
    Overall
    (171)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (158)

    Greenville County, South Carolina, is a wild, lush place that is home to the Boatwright family - a tight-knit clan of rough-hewn, hard- drinking men who shoot up each other's trucks, and indomitable women who get married young and age too quickly. At the heart of this story is Ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone, a bastard child who observes the world around her with a mercilessly keen perspective.

    Carolyn says: "Not for the Faint of Heart"
    "Amazing story!"
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    Bastards out of Carolina is one of my favourite stories. It is a story written from the point of view of Bone, a young girl growing up in South Carolina. It is a story of over coming obstacles and learning who to trust. It is very well written with a great cast of characters that are introduced as Bone interacts and finds strength in family. It is a must read!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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